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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Mar 22, 2012 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

Speaking of the upcoming Dawn of the Dead DVD...anyone seen this one from Rhino? About how much of the 75 minutes is archival footage vs. talking heads? Worth a watch?

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Mar 22, 2012 6:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

It's been two or three years now since I saw it, but I both enjoyed it and learned rather a lot. The interviews done for the film are quite good -- insightful and serious, not at all celebrity entertainment-style. I think the archival footage you've probably seen (the Nelson - ? - experimental film from Rio Nido, for example) but it's certainly well worth the few dollars that it costs. I lent my copy to an acquaintance who turned out to be very unattached to material things, esp. when they belonged to other people, and have wished I had it back several times since then. Go for it/ You'll enjoy it.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Mar 22, 2012 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

Thanks for the input, Dhamma1. I see Netflix has it, and used copies on Amazon are pretty cheap.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2012 9:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

I'd echo D's comments; I own it, and love it...watched it a couple of times, but it's been a while (of course, these things are usu only good for a couple of views...as opposed to Festival Express which with all the live footage, I've watched many times).

Bottom line: rent or buy!

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Poster: snori Date: Mar 23, 2012 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

It is worth watching as Tell says once in a while. Classic Albums was shown as a series about individual albums on the BBC over here. I can't remember all of them now, but I think they included 'Rumours', 'Bat out of hell' 'DSOTM' amongst them.

The Dead rather subverted the format as their episode was meant to be about American Beauty, but they twisted the arm of the production company into letting them have an hour or so to show their development and history up to that album.

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Mar 22, 2012 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

Yep,

VH-1 launched two GD "rockumentary's" @ 1997 the first was a short documentary narrated by Kris Kristofferson on the overall history as it related mostly to Garcia's life and the second "Anthem to Beauty" was more focused on the studio efforts between Anthem, Aoxaxoa, Workingmans and American Beauty.

The recent 200th thread here regarding soundboard vs audience vs matrix discussion and i can't think of a more perfect example of "phase distortion" when listening to the Cryptical Suite on Anthem vs Attics on American Beauty.

1000 lotus petal blossoms in their collective heads perhaps, it most certainly did not deliver on Anthem vinyl. Ah yes, to be young, naive and extrapolate, what a life?



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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Mar 22, 2012 7:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

Wasn't this on PBS a few years ago?

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Poster: JackDog Date: Mar 23, 2012 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

The first time that I saw this was on PBS back in '96 or '97 but it was during pledge week, so my VHS recording was incomplete and had pledge breaks in it. I bought it on dvd as soon as I could.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 23, 2012 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

I watch it often. If you've never seen it there is a bunch of killer footage I had never seen. Probably my favorite Dead DVD. Own it. Along with Festival Express.

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Mar 23, 2012 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

Definitely worth watching. I was moved almost to tears during the sections about Box of Rain and Brokedown Palace and the connections to the deaths of Phil and Jerry's parents.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 22, 2012 7:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

I'll always take the Talking Heads.

http://tinyurl.com/26z9gn

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Poster: mklsgl Date: Mar 24, 2012 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

November 6, 1979... saw the Dead at the Spectrum AND as soon as the show ended, we hopped over the bridge (Ben Franklin) and caught the Talking Heads at Emerald City in Cherry Hill. Great night.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 22, 2012 10:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

Best band ever? Hard to argue against it with that clip. Blessed to have caught them with that lineup. And many, many, many Belew/Levin/Fripp/Bruford nights....

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 23, 2012 7:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

David looks like a cadaver. And yeah, Tina is a goddess. Why always Debbie Harry? Maybe she told her agent no photo shoots?

I hear one of Thurston's big influences in Adrien Belew.

Here's the whole show,

http://tinyurl.com/7la7mta

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 23, 2012 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

I have a signed copy of a Belew solo album signed by Adrian ("Desire Caught by the Tail") - his wife did the cover art but the back is him sitting on amp and playing. I have it framed and on the wall directly above my computer monitor. I had him sign it at a Bears' show ("The Bears" - who I saw about a half dozen times). Seen Belew w/ Zappa, Bowie, T Heads, Crimson (multiple times/tours), his Trio, and with Les Claypool. Suffice it to say, I love me some Adrian. Elephant Talk!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3DppaXz4-o

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 23, 2012 4:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

My King Crimson knowledge unfortunately ends at the Court of the Crimson King. Elephant Talk is far away from the bloated prog-rock I assumed. In fact, it sounded quite a bit like T.H.
I love the first review,

It's like if Primus and Tame Impala mixed semen and then carefully planted it into Pink Floyd's vagina, and then magically she became pregnant and had a baby and that baby would grow up to be a acid head: This´╗┐ would be that baby. King Crimson is the product of obscene sexual activities and semisynthetic psychedelic drugs...Only its not, its the mother of all those mentioned above.

Thanks BD for opening a window.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 23, 2012 5:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

On The Road - from the car's perspective:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duvW4kednWI

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_%28King_Crimson_album%29

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2012-03-24 00:21:56